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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 521-03
July 18, 2003

DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today that Petty Officer 3rd Class David J. Moreno, 26, Gering, Neb., was killed July 17 in Al Hamishiyah, Iraq, from a non-hostile gunshot wound.

Moreno was assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Fourth Marine Division Detachment. The incident is under investigation.